More to Chew On: Dating on a Dime

By The Chew Crew Oct 15, 2013

Excuse me, how much does “date night” cost? According to a recent survey conducted by Deutsche Bank, the average “date night” in New York City costs $183! However, you don’t have to dish out a pocket full of cash to treat that special someone to a night on the town. Date on the cheap with Carla’s go-to dating tips:

1. Let’s Do Lunch

Lunch menus are 25% cheaper than dinner menus, with the only difference being portion size. If you have the flexibility to go out for a lunch date, you can save some serious cash.

2. Midweek Meet Up

Tuesdays and Wednesdays are considered the slowest nights of the week for restaurants; many places will offer midweek specials that can save you up to 50% on your entrée.

3. Tweet Before You Eat

Follow the Facebook page or Twitter feed of your favorite restaurants. Many restaurants post exclusive deals and coupons for their followers.

Tell Us What You Think: What are your tips for dating on a dime?